Flights to Resume from Waterford Airport to Three UK Cities

Flights to Resume from Waterford Airport to Three UK Cities

Waterford Airport has announced the resumption of scheduled services to three cities in 
the UK beginning on Monday 24th July 2017 with an inaugural service to London Luton at 07.15.

The services to London Luton, Manchester and Birmingham will be operated by a new airline, 
Aer Southeast, an Irish aviation start-up with registered offices at Waterford Airport, who have 
considerable experience in regional aviation and the backing of Irish and Scandinavian investors. The service will use a Saab 340 aircraft that will be based at Waterford Airport.

Bookings can be made for London Luton via the Waterford Airport website, as well as the direct link, from 9.00am on Tuesday 20th June. Bookings for Manchester and Birmingham on the Aer Southeast website will be available in the coming days and this will be communicated through the Airport’s website and social media accounts.

Aer Southeast Flights

London Luton: Six flights a week with operating days and departure times from 
Waterford as follows:

Monday: Depart 07.15, Arrive 08.45

Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday: Depart 09.30, Arrive 11.00

Friday and Sunday: Depart 17.00, Arrive 18.30

Manchester: Three flights a week with operating days and departing times from
 Waterford as follows:

Wednesday: Depart 14.00, Arrive 15.15

Friday and Sunday: Depart 13.00, Arrive 14.15

Birmingham: Three flights a week with operating days and departing times from 
Waterford as follows:

Monday: Depart 13.00, Arrive 14.15

Tuesday and Thursday: Depart 14.00, Arrive 15.15

These scheduled services will provide people with a wide range of travel options through the whole week and offer numerous possibilities for onward air travel from any of these UK airports. 

A full list of both outgoing and returning flight times is available on Waterford Airport’s website. 

Ticket prices to all destinations will start from €79 one-way.

Desmond O’Flynn, Chief Executive, Waterford Airport, said: “I am delighted that Aer Southeast will resume three scheduled air services to the UK, all of which have proved their worth and their vital importance to the South East over many years.

“I am also very pleased to welcome this Scandinavian consortium to Waterford. 
We have had detailed discussions with a number of parties since the loss of scheduled services in June last year, but we were very impressed with the aviation experience of the consortium and 
their commitment to this project.

“We look forward to working closely with SkyTruckers (the company behind Aer Southeast), as once again regular and sustainable air links to key cities in the UK are operated over the coming months and years.”

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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